Charge Controllers

Charging a 24V Battery with 20V Solar Panel & MPPT Charge Controller

In part one of our series, we demonstrated how to charge a 24V Battery with 20V Solar Panel & PWM Charge Controller. Today, we’re going to be doing the same demo, but using an MPPT charge controller instead. In our…
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Charging a 24V Battery with 20V Solar Panel & PWM Charge Controller

We have done previous demos, showing the difference between a 20V (60 cell) and a 24V (72 cell) solar panel. What we want to show today is some real world usage of it; trying to use either of them to…
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DC Coupling With Schneider Electric

We sat down recently with John Webber from Schneider Electric to talk about different options for adding battery backup to your grid-tie solar system. Watch the interview below. Full transcript. DC Coupling vs. AC Coupling altE: Now John, we’ve seen a lot in…
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First Look: New Solar Power System from Midnite Solar

At last week’s Solar Power International 2016 show in Las Vegas, NV, altE CEO, Sascha Deri, visited with Roy Butler from Midnite Solar. Roy showcased Midnite Solar’s new groundbreaking solar power system – a module system with room for up…
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DIY Solar – Solar Charge Controller Troubleshooting

We’re here to demonstrate how to ensure your DIY solar system is properly charging the battery through the solar charge controller. We’ll be using a 12V solar system with a 12V solar panel, a PWM charge controller, and a 12V battery. Using a multimeter…
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DIY Solar – Charging a Golf Cart with a Solar Panel

We’re here to demonstrate how you can charge a 36V or 48V golf cart battery bank with a single solar panel using Genasun’s GV-Boost solar charge controller. Unlike most solar charge controllers, the GV-Boost increases the voltage and decreases the current at…
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